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How to Make Whipped Cream

Learn how to Make Whipped Cream perfectly every time for all of your baking desserts including my two ingredient No Machine Homemade Ice Cream!
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Hi Bold Bakers!

Whipping cream seems like a little bit of a no brainer right? Put cream in a bowl and whip with a whisk until it is thick.

However, it seems to be one thing that the Bold Baking Community struggles with and for good reason. In every country, cream is different. It comes in different forms and is called different things.

There is whipping cream, single cream, heavy cream and so on. It is a bit over whelming to be honest and you want to make use you buy the right cream because it is an expensive ingredients and you don’t want to mess it up.

Do you have trouble making my No Machine Ice Cream? I hear a lot that when trying to whip cream for my ice cream that it over whips. The only way to stop this from happening is to teach you what you need to look for as you are whipping. By knowing just by looking at the cream is a skill you can easily learn. Watch the video below where I show you where to stop and how not to over whip cream.

Here are a few countries where I know which cream works best for whipping: 

  • UK: Whipping Cream
  • Netherlands: Slagroom
  • Philippines: Whipped cream or heavy cream

How to Whip Cream Successfully:

1. Use cold cream – Cream has to be cold to whip. If it is not cold from the fridge it is very hard to get it to whip to stiff peaks.

2. Chill your bowl – If you live in a particularly warm or humid climate, chill your bowl in the fridge. This will help the cream to stay cold while whipping.

3. Under whip rather than over whip – If you are making my 2 Ingredient No Machine Ice Cream  and are worried if you have whipped it too much, then stop whipping. It’s better to under whip then over whip. Over whipping cream can separate and make butter.

4. Keep a close eye – Never walk away from a machine while cream is whipping or you will make butter. Once it eventually starts to thicken it will thicken quite fast.

5. Watch my How To Video – This will show you what you should be looking for when whipping cream and also when you should stop whipping.

Do you know how many things you can make homemade like Condensed MilkDIY All Natural Food Coloring and Rolled Fondant to name a few. You can find all of my Bold Baking Basics here.

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Anirudh
Anirudh
1 year ago

Hey Gemma, I’m a big fan of your recipes and channel. I’m from India and since finding heavy cream is so hard here, I wanted you to add a personal discovery of mine to the country recommendations. I’ve used Milky Mist Cream for all recipes that need heavy/whipping cream eg. Marscapone, Homemade ice cream etc. Please add it and recommend it for all Indians.

Sharon
Sharon
6 months ago

Hi Gemma, can you also tell us how to make a heavy whipped cream out of nestle cream, is it possible? As heavy whipped cream is not available on most of the stores.

Tristha
Tristha
8 months ago

Hi again Gemma.
So, can I use non-dairy whipping creams for making whipped cream ? Will it whip well?
Will always be waiting for your reply. 😃
Thanks again.

Bushra
Bushra
6 months ago

For UAE pls tell which cream will be best

Monica R
17 days ago

Hi Gemma. Everytime I try to decorate my frapucinno with whipped cream, it just drowns 🙁 could you please tell me where I go wrong coz I’d like to have cute whipped cream on top of cold drink like yours. Thank you in advance for your help 🙂

Mae
Mae
1 month ago

Hi Gemma! I tried to make this by hand and it went creamy and close to soft peaks but then it started to curdle and turned into butter without reaching stiff peaks. Do you know what I might have done wrong?

Kris Chan
1 month ago

Hi Gemma, you’re so so just so cool with so many interesting recipes.. I am not a fan to subscribe but your are really good tat i cannot dun subscribe. I love the way you talk and explain but only problem is I am from Singapore, if only you cud also show us the brand of ingredients used, so we cud try to be able to knw if we are following you correctly. No obligations but I really want to see your post. I have a problem and i tried 3 – 4 times yet failed, that is making whip… Read more »

Khadeza
Khadeza
1 month ago

Hello gemma can you please tell me if I can use this cream for making sour cream instead of fresh cream ?

1 month ago

Hi Gemma,

I’m up to the decorating part of this recipe. I have never done anything like this before, so I’m unsure how much cream to whip as well as how much chocolate ganache to make. Could you please tell me roughly how much you used to create these results?

Many thanks^^

Edit: oops, just realised I posted this question on the wrong page!!! I’m inquiring about your ‘No Bake Fudge Brownie Cheesecake’ recipe.

Last edited 1 month ago by Rebecca Warlick
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1 month ago

can you use whole fat milk?

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